(2) SDG16+ Localization & Capacity Building

SDGs/SDG16+ Localization & Capacity Building

The TAP Network looks to support capacity building of local and national civil society to engage with SDG16 and SDG accountability and action. 

  • Developing tools and resources to help empower and strengthen civil society capacities  
  • Supporting in-country capacity building initiatives to empower civil society 
  • Strengthening localization and mainstreaming to foster national action

Resources & Initiatives

Goal 16 Toolkit

The Goal 16 Advocacy Toolkit provides civil society and other nongovernmental stakeholders with guidance on how to engage with their governments and other stakeholders to support the planning, implementation, follow-up and accountability of Goal 16.

Advocacy: Justice and the SDGs Toolkit

“Advocacy: Justice and the SDGs” is a toolkit is for civil society, activists, and policy practitioners who are working to promote legal empowerment and access to justice.

Voices of SDG16+

Voices of SDG16+: Stories of Global Action is a collaborative campaign to bring the work of civil society on SDG16+ to the 2019 HLPF and, again for its second iteration, at the 2020 HLPF. Individuals and partners from around the world will have the opportunity to submit short videos telling their “stories” of best practices and extraordinary efforts being undertaken towards SDG16+ at the national and local levels

National Workshops

National workshops are an important way to build awareness of Goal 16, of its importance to Agenda 2030 and to the national development process. They aim help CSOs take concrete actions towards implementing Goal 16 – a potentially transformative goal of a potentially transformative agenda. These workshops also help identify organizations within the country that are working on Goal 16 issues, and to help build a national network/coalition of these organizations going forward.

SDG Accountability Handbook

The SDG Accountability Handbook seeks to support national-level civil society hold their government accountable for commitments made in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda), including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Civil Society Empowerment Report

This “Empowering Civil Society for National Reporting and Action on SDG16” report (Empowering Civil Society report) features a compilation of national civil society case studies and civil society spotlight reports on SDG16. It provides analysis of a range of approaches and methodologies utilized by civil society for implementation and monitoring of SDG16 by civil society, specifically with regards to drafting and disseminating of spotlight reports.

SDG16 in VNRs and Spotlight Reporting

Our new analytical resource “SDG16 in VNRs and Spotlight Reports” launched in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ). Recognizing the “whole of society” approach that is necessary to achieve SDG16 and the 2030 Agenda more broadly, this new report features an in-depth comparative analysis of Civil Society Spotlight Reports and Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) on SDG16 over a two-year period, and showcases a diverse range of case studies for additional learning. Based on this analysis, the report subsequently provides concrete recommendations for all relevant stakeholders within the broader SDG16 community to enable stronger and more inclusive reporting for SDG16 in subsequent reporting cycles

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